2017 Hereford Champion of the World - Moeskær Compass 1487                        2017 Hereford Miss World - BNC GlenLees 429 Nellie 71D



Population: 3 063 500
Cattle Population: 1 100 000
Capital City: Cardiff
Official Languages: Welsh, English

Hereford Breeders: 183
Registered Hereford Cattle: 28 000 (UK)

Royal Welsh Show 2018, Llanelwedd  
17-20 July 2018

Dyfed Hereford Cattle Breeders Association Secretary
   Tel: 01792 390389
Powys Hereford Cattle Breeders Association
   Tel: 01685 814582
North Wales Hereford Club
  Tel: 01407 720445

Email: aliceamery@ymail.com

Royal Welsh Champion Bull 2017

Bakgard 1 Keno 1178
DE, ED & AL Jones, Newtown Powys


Royal Welsh Champion Bull 2016

Normanton 1 Laertes
Normanton Herefords, Leicestershire, England

Silver Medal: "Hereford - Champion of Europe 2016"


Royal Welsh Champion Bull 2015

Nicholashayne 1 King Kong
Nicholashayne Herefords, Somerset, England


Royal Welsh Champion Female 2017

Frenchstone P. 1 Get Real
R Allcock


Royal Welsh Champion Female 2016

Greenyards 1 Beata K239
PJ & AC Allman, Herefordshire, England

Silver Medal: "Hereford - Miss Europe 2016"


Royal Welsh Champion Female 2015

Dendor 1 Jennifer 15th
Sky High Herefords, Staffordshire, England



Local time
  Local Time:
05:15 AM on Tuesday 25th of September, 2018 (GMT0) DST in effect

Cardiff (capital) weather forecast
Tuesday 25th of September, 2018

Max: 17 'C

Min: 7 'C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 14 Km/h SSE
Wednesday 26th of September, 2018

Max: 19 'C

Min: 7 'C
Wind: 6 Km/h W
Thursday 27th of September, 2018

Max: 21 'C

Min: 11 'C
Wind: 8 Km/h S

Wales (Listeni/ˈwlz/WelshCymru [ˈkəm.rɨ]) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.[7] It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Welsh national identity emerged among the Celtic Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nationsLlywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England'sconquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party. Welsh national feeling grew over the century; Plaid Cymru was formed in 1925 and theWelsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters.

At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining and metallurgical industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation; the South Wales Coalfield's exploitation caused a rapid expansion of Wales' population. Two-thirds of the population live in south Wales, mainly in and around Cardiff (the capital), Swansea and Newport, and in the nearbyvalleys. Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries and tourism. Wales' 2010 gross value added (GVA) was £45.5 billion (£15,145 per head, 74.0% of the average for the UK, and the lowest GVA per head in Britain).

Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, and the vast majority of the population speaks English, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity and is officially bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, and the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the eisteddfod tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World CupRugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain teamRugby union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.